Hello everyone. Haven't posted in a number of years, as I have been happily heating our house in western New Hampshire with two Grand Godins and a Petit Godin. I've loved the Grand Godins, but they seem to use a lot of coal and the coal dust is really a pain.
I have a Smith Anthony Pearl Hub 1910 range I've been considering letting the guys at Antique Stove Hospital restore. After a couple of lengthy discussions with them, they advised me that the Grand Godins are very inefficient, and that I have been wasting a lot of coal (money) using them to heat with. They recommended I get a Glenwood Oak, base heater or even a City Glenwood (hybrid) which are the best and most efficient of the cylinder stoves. After I hung up from speaking with Emery, I signed onto eBay, and immediately found a City Glenwood in Rhode Island. I did Buy it Now for $85.00, since the owner stated it was complete with all trim. It turns out it may be missing the top beauty ring, but it appears the fenders are both there. I plan to pick it up next weekend, and restore it this summer. I'll need to find a beauty ring - maybe Emery can help? Of course, I was just down to RI last weekend to pickup a Lange 6303A I bought for $75 on eBay (for my woodshop).
While returning from picking up a ton of nut coal today, I stumbled upon a really nice Glenwood Oak 40 at a second hand store (I know he's had it a while). It appears complete, has the correct 3 sided coal grates, and no cracks I can see. He's asking $875. I'm considering making an offer of $800 (on layaway). I know from my recent studies that these are GREAT stoves. It appears that the 40 is not very common. It needs a complete rebuild, of course.
My question is should I grab it for my kitchen at that price? Would it produce too much heat for one large room? I don't really want to spend the money right now, but I hate to pass a beautiful Glenwood jewel by.
Any advise is greatly appreciated - Chris